dimensional design / Public art / Urban design / Project Management /
Art & Design Based Training
Flat 25, 43-53 Myddelton Square,
London, EC1R 1YD
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May 18, 1967
Dwyer is a 3D designer/project manager working in the field of urban regeneration.
He has worked on large scale regeneration and urban design projects as
well as training programmes and development projects including design
and feasibility studies. Although Freelance, Andrew Dwyer
has worked primarily with environmental arts organisation Free Form
Arts Trust over the last six years.
Creative Design - Prolific generation of
ideas,identifying and developing the most promising of them.
3D Design - From concept sketches to models,
through to fabrication drawings and installation.
Public Art - Site specific, relating to immediate
environmental and local cultural characteristics.
Urban regeneration - Empowering local people
to prescribe the future of their environment.
Community participation - Planning and undertaking
art workshops and consultation exercises as a means to involving local
people and to inform the design process.
Project Management - Complete management
from conception and planning to hand over and exit strategy
Art and design training - Adults, children,
socially excluded people and post graduates. One off sessions to accredited
courses lasting several months.
Team working - regularly engages with the
public, clients, students, colleagues,contractors and professionals in
order to facilitate the smooth running of projects.
Computer Applications - Vectorworks, Photoshop,
Quark, Word, excel, etc.
Wall of Fame Ran a collaborative arts
project with a class of Year 10 pupils from Hackney Free & 2003-2004
Parochial School to produce 2D & 3D artwork based on their chosen
aspirational characters from the local area. Spanning three months the
project culminated in an exhibition displayed on ladders (metaphors for
success) in the school hall. The exhibition was opened by one of the chosen
aspirational characters, DJ and TV presenter,Trevor Nelson. The project
has been nominated for a Learning Trust Educators Award.
Design Study,Arts Strategy and environmental improvement 2002-2004 programme
on the Mardyke Estate in the London Borough of Havering which addresses
the estates regeneration needs particularly around its focal core:
the shopping precinct. The project comprising, decorative laser cut wall
panels, a first floor level 24 metre frieze and a slate and glass paving
scheme was directed and informed by community participation at all stages.
To be completed by April 2004.
of 5 projects chosen by Arts Council East for the Arts/Generate
programme, the Downside Arts Generate aims to bring about positive change
on the Downside Estate in South Bedfordshire through a creative art-based
approach to urban regeneration which engages the local community and all
service providers on the Estate.
Following a programme of research, brief building, and partnership development
accomplished through creative estate-based workshop programmes, community
meeting/ events and introductory work with the 3 tiers of local government
an Action Plan for 2003/06 has been developed for the implementation of
an estate wide arts and regeneration strategy. Andrew Dwyer has been involved
in many aspects of this project, working as a Project Manager on the Free
Cultural Enterprise Training Managing
two small teams of post graduate trainees undertaking live community arts
projects over 4 month periods. Trainees taught to NVQ level 3. In previous
years have taught Computer Aided Design, project management and community
and participatory project skills to the trainees.
The Bulrush 15m high stainless steel
landmark sculpture in Leyton, designed to create a positive 2001-2002
local identity for semi-industrial area in the Lea Valley . Lead artist
& project management.
New Deal Art and Design Training Course
Andrew Dwyer helped establish and 1999-2002 managed a New Deal Environmental
Task Force / Art and Design Training course in the London Borough of Hackney.
This was a collaborative venture between Free Form and Arlington Care
Association in which Free Forms role was to teach art and design
skills to trainees in order to help them into employment or education.
Part of their training was to work on live projects, implementing environmental
and interior improvements in community facilities that ordinarily wouldnt
have been able to afford such services. E.g. Interior improvements to
community centres, homeless hostels and shelters, and landscaping on a
Newark Millennium sculpture and decorative
lamp brackets in river side park. Designs 2000-2001 developed with local
children through poetry and art workshops. Team artist & project management.
Willenhall A participatory public
arts project in the Midlands which entailed extensive 1999-2001 consultation
and participation with town centre users, local schools, community and
youth groups. This resulted in five sculptures and a wall piece, all relating
to the towns strong industrial heritage, being placed in the town centre.
Lead artist & project management.
Foleshill A 12m high landmark sculpture
made in partnership with Groundworks Coventry. The 1997-1998 design is
representative of the local ribbon making industry and local cultures.
Exhibition technician and exhibition display fittings
maker/furniture maker Self employed - London 1994 -1997
Public Art Fabricator Chalk & Grime - Edinburgh 1992 -1994
Regional Newspaper Journalist The Journal Group - West Midlands 1990 -1992
Industrial designer Detailing audio recorder design - Leeds Aug/Sept 1990
BA (Hons) 3D Design Exeter College of Art & Design 1987 -1990
BTEC OND 3D Design Cumbria College of Art & Design 1985 -1987
7 0 Levels/ 1 A Level Cockermouth Grammar School
Creativity, ideas and innovation, finding new experiences and sensations,
meeting interesting people
The visual arts - a regular visitor to galleries, cinemas and events.
Photography - often seen carrying a camera ( and using it)
Travel - latest trip - Budapest and Jerusalem ...